Indonesia is often referred to as the world’s largest archipelago, the name aptly represents its 17,000 islands which span more than 5,000 kilometers eastward from Sabang in northern Sumatra to Merauke in Irian Jaya.
Located in southwestern Yunnan, Lijiang may not be the first destination that comes to mind for a casual weekend trip for westerners, yet, it has long been a popular destination for the mainland Chinese.
Exploring the Ancient and Unexpected: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The first thing that caught my eye in Yogyakarta--one of Java, Indonesia’s largest cities, known locally as Jogja--was its brilliantly eclectic nature; the people, architecture, food, and culture are fascinatingly varied.
Sayulita: The Not So Sleepy, Bohemian-Surfers Paradise
After two months of constant traveling and intense hiking in the Andes of Peru, I found myself daydreaming about tropical beaches with palm trees and hammocks, where I could lay around, drink mojitos, and listen to the ocean.
It’s somewhat of a local secret, the White Beach. No one can tell you exactly where to go or how to find it, but they let you know that it’s paradise, and it exists in an area where it’s hard to separate that dream from the reality.